Connections: Poet Sara Holbrook, who couldn't answer standardized test questions about her own poems
Have you heard the remarkable story of the poet, Sara Holbrook, whose work was selected for standardized test questions in Texas? Holbrook took the test designed for seventh graders, and she couldn't figure out the correct answers to questions about her own poems. And she decided to write about it; see here.
Her piece has gone viral, sparking fresh discussion about how tests are created, and what it means that the author of a poem doesn't know the answers to questions about her own work -- on a test designed for kids who are 11 and 12 years old. Our guests: